Neurath's whale

Henning, M. (2011) Neurath's whale. In: Alberti, S., ed. (2011) The Afterlives of Animals. University of Virginia Press. ISBN 9780813931678 Available from:

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Taking a brief passage by Otto Neurath about a whale exhibit, I raise questions about how we interpret exhibits, using phenomenological and social-historical approaches, and I use Bruno Latour’s notion of objects as actants and imbroglios to reconsider the anthropological idea of the “social life of things” and ask how museums and popular attractions manage and contain their specimens.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bruno Latour, Otto Neurath, museums, objects
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Film and Journalism
ID Code:12652
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 08:25
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 13:19

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